DUNDEE, Scotland – May 17, 2012 –

Scottish Development International has backed Serious Parody’s plans to spend

approximately one million pounds building out the company’s games portfolio. The

money raised largely through the company’s private investors along with £230,000

from Scottish Enterprise’s ‘Regional Selective Assistance’ grant, will go towards

establishing a Dundee based office and the creation of 18 new jobs.

The investment means the company has immediately opened up a number of

vacancies and is currently welcoming applicants to a number of positions, including

Software Engineers of all levels, Animators, and Artists.

C.E.O, Dan Hinkles, said of the investment “We need a number of highly skilled and

highly motivated games professionals to lead the company to success, and we’re

delighted that these investments allow us to make such hires.”

He added "The company has a very clear roadmap to success, taking advantage of

the transformational changes that have occurred with in the games industry of recent years. We have a number of highly ambitious new projects underway and we already have a ton of talent at the spine of the company with award winning artists and programmers on board. Now we’re looking for talented developers who can really help ‘raise the bar’ for the genre’s we’re working on."

Applicants to the new studio can submit their cv to

Lena Wilson, chief executive, Scottish Enterprise, said: "The Scottish gaming

industry continues to be one of the most recognised in the world and is ranked

third in Europe's top 50 games developer locations. This announcement is very

encouraging and testament to our increasing reputation as the partner of choice in

major projects.

"Regional Selective Assistance is a key source of funding we use to assist home-

grown companies stay and grow in Scotland and equally, to help foreign investors

view Scotland as the ideal place to locate and expand their businesses. These new

jobs are a welcome boost for the local economy of Dundee and for the wider Scottish economy and we look forward to working with Serious Parody to help them realise their ambitious growth plans in Scotland."  

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